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2007 Toyota Yaris Base 3dr HB Man (GS)

2007 Toyota Yaris
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Front wheel drive, 3 Door Hatchback, Subcompact
34 mpg city / 40 mpg hwy
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September 26, 2008, 11:27 am

Jamie 
 

Question: water leaking into my car passenger floorboard

I have a 2007 Toyota Yaris hatchback, and just a couple of days ago everytime I make a left hand turn it sounds like a waterfall under my dashboard. Also, it drips water into my passenger floorboard. My warranty just ran out so apparently I will have to deal with this myself, so what should I do?


October 3, 2008, 12:12 pm

Tyler O
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Sounds like a problem with your air condition system. The component responsible for removing the captured moisture is located under the dashboard. If the draining system is clogged or otherwise disturbed it can cause the symptoms you are experiencing.

You will need to examine the draining system. You can usually spot it as a small tube coming from the firewall in the engine bay. It will be mounted low and on the passenger side. Water should be dripping out of it while the engine is running and the AC system is operating.

Any shop that works with A/C systems should be able to spot and remedy the problem for you.


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July 31, 2009, 11:24 am

Devon S
 

I have the same problem with my Yaris..... exact same symptoms.... left turn produces water in passenger compartment with the noise of water flowing through the heater/ AC fan. It happens either when I run the air conditioner or after/ during a rainfall. The dealer told me it was a plugged drain tube and jacked up the car to show me where to blow it out. We did. It didn't help. My carpeting is starting to smell moldy and will probably have to be replaced. The car is a 2008, with 40k miles on it.... just enough to be off warranty.

So far the dealer doesn't really have an answer for me, and have told me it is essentially a design flaw. They are contacting Toyota and asking for advice, but i don't hold out a lot of hope.

I have owned a number of Toyotas, and always been tickled pink with them. This turkey is turning into a major disappointment.


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